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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

14                                       FLORA JNDICA.                    [RaniinculacetB.
Eerfa 2-4-pedalis et ultra, laxe ramosa. Panicula magna, terminalis, ratnis demum
elongatis, raeemiformibus, fere aphyllis. Stipules foliorum inferioruin maxim*, pe-
tiolis adhcerentes, membranacese; stipellts cito deciduae. Joliola magnitudiiie valde
varia, diametro ^-1-^-unciali. Mores longe pedicehVi, majusculi, interdum maximi
diametro phis quam unciali, purpurascentes, ssepe puLiire purpurei. 'Sepala clliptica,
obtusa. Klamenfa filiformia, apice vis dilatata; anther® mucronatai.
An excessively variable plant in the size of the leaves, but otherwise pretty con-
stant to the characters above given. The powdery pubescence of the under surface
of the. leaf seems to be invariably present. In the variety 7, which has usually very
large flowers, the fruit appears to enlarge without a corresponding development of
the embryo, which, though always present, is seemingly abortive. In a very nume-
rous suite of specimens from SikMm not one exhibits a dilated achcnium, or any
indication of a perfect seed, all being quite flat. The great amount of variation in
the size and shape of the fruit indicates disease, and many of the sjiL'cirncus arc evi-
dently in an abnormal state, having murieated or tuberculated bulbous masses,-instead
of branches, in then* axils.
4.  T. pauciflorum (Eoyle! 111. 52); foliis bifccrnatis subsessili-
bus, foliolis ineiso-trilobis, floribus in panicula paucifiora longe pecli-
cellatis, acheniis 5-15 breviter stipitatis dolabriformibus nervosis stig-
inate dilatato apiculatis.—T, macrostigiaa et T. seoundum, Edyeworth!
Linn. Tr. xx. 26.
HAB. In Himalaya occidental! interiore, alt. 7-13,000 pcd.: Kash-
miri Kishtwar ! Garliwal! Kumaon!—(v. v.)
Herta 1-2-pedalis, glaucescens, apice tantum ramosa. Folia subscssilia, bitcrnata,
petiolo folioh" -medii elongate latei'alium abbreviate; fotiufa basi rotundata vel
cuneata, ^-uncialia, nervosa; jGioralia angnstiora, pedicellis breviora, Wares parvi.
Sepala ovata, acuta, trinervia. lilamcnta filiformia; anthnrce mucroiiattc.
By an oversight, perhaps by a typographical error, Dr. Koyle describes the leaves
as triternate, so that it is not surprising that Mr. Edgeworth should have failed to
recognize his plant in JRoyle's description.. The leaves arc uniformly biternate, and
always sessile or nearly so; they are nearly uniform in size from the base to the
summit of the stem.
Sect. 2. EUTHALICTRUM, DC.—Aclienia ovali-oblonga nee com-
pressa, stipitata vel sessilia.
§ \.Achmia elongatat stipitata.
5.  T. virgattun (tLf. et T.); subsiraplex, foliis ternati-partitis
subsessilibus, foliolis rotundatis lobatis rigidis, panicula termiuali ra-
mosa foliosa, acheniis plurimis breviter pedicellatis oblongis costatis.
HAB. In Himalaya oriental! temperata, supra rapes humidas: Sik-
kim in montibus interioribusj alt. 8-10,000 ped,!—(Fl. Mai. Jim.)
(v. z>.)
Radix tuberosa; caulls erectus, 1-lJ-pedalis, strictas, glaacus^ ssepe purpurascens,
simplex vel apice tantum ramosus. lolla tcrnatim partita, pctiolis brevissimisj
sfyntla minutse, scariossc j foliola £-1 unciam louga, rigida, nervosa, rotundata, basi
cuneata vel cordata, 3-5-lpba, lobis integris vel obtuse tridentatis. Flores parvi,
albi. Sepala elliptica, multinervia. Filatnenta iiliformia; anthem jnuticaj. Achenia
10-^5, utrinque acuta, stigmate sessili pcrsistentc apiculata.
6.  T. rutsefolium (U.f. et T.) ; foliis piiinatim dccompositis, fo-
liolis Juiembranaceis parvulis varie inciso-lobatis, floribus racemosis,